Use of the word ménages

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 31 02:08:00 UTC 2004

At 3:48 PM -0500 1/30/04, Bob Love wrote:
>Here is the exact sentence from the 1926 diary:
>"But twice she asked for ménages from him; wh. I obtained
>clandestinely, twice visiting Nyack without St.'s knowing."
>Now, the person in Nyack from whom the diary writer was to obtain the
>menages from is a kind of self tutored doctor and yoga instructor who was
>known to offer birth control and abortions at his place in the 1920s. He was
>also big on internal cleansing and that sort of thing, too.
>Does that help?
>Thanks again.
>Bob Love
Very interesting.  It looks to me (although this is without any
direct support beyond what I'm thinking is a reasonable speculation)
that "M

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